Spectroscopic observation of gold-dicarbide: photodetachment and velocity map imaging of the AuC2 anion
Visser, Bradley R
Addicoat, Matthew A
Lawrance, Warren Donald
Metha, Gregory Francis
American Institute of Physics
Photoelectron spectra following photodetachment of the gold dicarbide anion, AuC− 2 , have been recorded using the velocity map imaging technique at several excitation wavelengths. The binding energy spectra show well-defined vibrational structure which, with the aid of computational calculations and Franck-Condon simulations, was assigned to a progression in the Au–C stretching mode, ν3. The experimental data indicate that the features in the spectrum correspond to a 2A ←3A transition, involving states which we calculate to have bond angles ∼147◦ but with a low barrier to linearity.
Physical chemistry, Electron impact excitation
Visser, B.R., Addicoat, M.A., Gascooke, J.R., Lawrance, W.D. and Metha, G.F., 2013. Spectroscopic observation of gold-dicarbide: photodetachment and velocity map imaging of the AuC2 anion. Journal of Chemical Physics, 138, 174310.